Policy Analyst - Fisheries and Game

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/021628A
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 021628 VPS4 Policy Analyst - PD.doc (Word, 168KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Scott Lawrence
03 8392 6854

Position Details

  • $82,574 - $93,689 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing
  • Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The Policy Analyst within the Forest Industries, Fisheries and Game team supports the development and delivery of effective fisheries and game policy and contributes to advice to the Minister for Agriculture on legislative, regulatory, industry and employment-related matters.

Reporting to either the Manager or Senior Policy Analyst, the Policy Analyst will work closely with program delivery staff and key stakeholders to identify issues, provide advice and support implementation of high level policy advice in fisheries and game sectors.

Key accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the maintenance of strong relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders and negotiations with stakeholders to achieve Victorian Government policies and goals and meet timelines for delivery.
  • Work constructively with relevant portfolio agencies and DEDJTR policy area to support the delivery of robust policy advice and reporting obligations.
  • Represent the fisheries and game team in influence and negotiate in challenging circumstances. internal and external sectoral forums in areas of responsibility to gain cooperation.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Well-developed conceptual skills, with the ability to research and analyse issues, and develop policy and program solutions.
  • Demonstrated effective communications skills, both written and verbal, including experience in the preparation of Ministerial briefings, correspondence and parliamentary questions.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with team members and with other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Good organisational skills and proven ability to coordinate and deliver projects to achieve stated business outcomes.

For a confidential discussion, please call Scott Lawrence on 03 8392 6854.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below. 

Applications close at midnight on 27 September 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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